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Explanation of terms

Contract Periods are often evaluated internally by reports and make it possible to distinguish between identical job advertisements, if applicable. They enable applicants to see at a glance whether they are applying for a temporary position. 


  • Contract Periods are maintained in the master data. You can create as many as you like in the master data.
  • You will find the following contract periods in your d.vinci when the system is delivered: 
    • limited
    • unlimited

Behavior in the system

  • A sorting of the Contract Periods is possible after the creation by drag & drop.
  • Contract Periods can be selected in the Job Openings / Hiring Requests and displayed in the job advertisement
  • StepStone always reads this value and displays it as an icon under the title of the job ad. The value indefinite becomes "permanent employment" in Stepstone, temporary becomes the employment type "fixed-term contract". 
  • The Contract Period can be used as a placeholder (advertisement - contract duration) in job ad templates and correspondence templates.
  • Through the field schema configuration in the Job Opening / Hiring Request, the Contract Period field can be shown and hidden, as well as defined as a mandatory field.
  • Filtering by Contract Period is possible in: Application search, Application overview, Job Opening overview, Hiring Request overview.
  • An evaluation of the Contract Period can take place via the Excel raw data report with the data Number of  Job Openings.

This is how our customers use this

Since it is a mandatory field when publishing on StepStone, many customers have created the contract duration as a mandatory field in the field schema configuration and thus always maintain it. This is also a permanent feature in many job ad templates, as applicants want to have as much impression as possible about the framework data of a job posting before applying. 

Create Contract Periods